News Obituaries Phife Dawg reportedly passes away

Phife Dawg reportedly passes away

Posted March 23, 2016, 4:17 p.m. in Obituaries by Loren

A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg reportedly died at the age of 45. Self-dubbed as "the Funky Diabetic," Phife has been battling health issues, including diabetes, for several years and received a kidney transplant in 2008.


Born Malik Isaac Taylor in 1970, he is a founding member of the seminal hip-hop group that formed in 1985 and released five albums.

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